Vice President Cristina Fernández Kirchner broke the silence this Saturday after the defeat of Unión por la Patria by PASO on August 13, in a speech in which she denied that society “turned to the right,” pointing out against the “chainsaw” plan ” by Javier Milei and accused Carlos Melconian of being behind the nationalization of post-dictatorship private debt.
In her first public appearance after the victory of Javier Milei in the primaries, Cristina Kirchner assured that “it is not true that the people are going to the right. We are wrong if we think that the people are going to the right. ” live well, want to live with dignity is not right,” he said, adding that the “want to have a good job and a good salary, have the possibility to access the house and have its own roof, to buy. car and to travel and study.” It’s not right or left. I tell you it is almost Peronist.
In that sense, he maintains that the extraordinary proposals of Javier Milei to cut the State to its minimum are not possible because “it is impossible to use a chainsaw without giving the numbers.”
But also about the promises of dollarization, the former president stated that “the economy cannot be solved with the face of George Washington”, a statement raised by Javier Milei himself that in his social networks where he responded that “the” face of Washington. only serves to kill the inflation that has created caste for 20 years.”
“The caste of economists”
This is not the only section of her presentation that Cristina Kirchner dedicated to Milei, but she took the term “caste” coined by the leader of La Libertad Avanza (LLA) to talk about what she called the “caste of economists” Ilang understanding has a “fundamental role” in the last four decades.
“I listened to the LLA candidate who said that, in fact, during the previous military dictatorship the opening (of imports) began but there were problems with unemployment because modernization, public and sector reforms labor, etc., not answered.”, he said and continued: “I want to tell you that during the dictatorship there was no need to make any labor reform, first because the collective labor agreements and the validity of employment contract suspended (…) I want to talk a little about the caste of economists, because they have a fundamental role in the neoliberal model and in the last 40 years of the Argentine Republic.
In that “caste” he included the economist associated with Patricia Bullrich, Carlos Melconian, whom he accused of being behind the nationalization of private debt in dollars. “At the end of the dictatorship, two economists appeared who were involved in the debt, and I wanted to make a mea culpa (…) all my life I said that the nationalization was done by Cavallo. It seems true, but the peso debt is nationalized. “I just read an article where the dollar debt was nationalized by the head of the foreign currency of the Central Bank, which is Carlos Melconian.”
But in addition to appointing him as the one responsible for this process, he also took advantage of his name to harass Patricia Bullrich, whom he accused of not “recognizing” economic events, so he asked her to continue with “interpreting” these concepts. He said this when raising the differences between inflation and deflation, where he stated that “in the 90s, after the hypermarket, privatization happened, everything was privatized. In 2001, when the collapse happened, everything fell and people’s deposits were not returned. If in ’89 the crisis was due to hyperinflation, in 2001 it was due to the opposite phenomenon. Which some did not recognize,” Bullrich was amused by the reference and jokingly added: “Well, God forbid. And let the Melconian continue there to translate because otherwise it’s going to get complicated.
Finally, he holds Together for Change responsible for the development of the LLA, because according to his opinion “they cannot build a majority for one simple reason: no one remembers the government that they used to be. Otherwise the presence of a third force is incomprehensible. What happened to us in ’19 had to happen: as people remember what happened in ’15, they made a decision. People are more rational than emotional voting, the emotions always have a reason. Otherwise, they’re crazy.”